Oh my! I could hardly contain my excitement when the new Merchant & Mills Sewing Book by Carolyn N. K. Denham showed up in my mailbox!!!
I am a HUGE fan of Merchant & Mills and their new sewing book does not disappoint! Beautifully bound and designed, this lovely addition to any sewers collection stays true to the Merchant & Mills brand. Their notions, scissors, pins & needles are coveted and some of my absolute faves! You can't miss spotting a fab Merchant & Mills product or pattern and I was so happy to see all that gorgeous styling put into one book published by Chronicle Books.
The Merchant & Mills Sewing Book is filled with techniques, helpful information, tips and more! I honestly know I'll be reading and re-reading this book for many years. My absolute favorite part of the book is the Foundations section. So much amazing info in this section of the book! I wanted to photograph all of it but then realized I'd be showing you the whole book! And let's not forget the patterns! 15 of them! All fabulous and very handy! I'm dying to sew up the Duffel Bag and the Tote Bag asap!
All the sections include signature styled Merchant & Mills photographs and diagrams and all the patterns are accompanied by great illustrations along with easy to follow instructions.
Here's a quick run down of what's included in this must have book!
// Keep it Simple and Do It Well
PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS
// Sewing Tools: Furnishing Your Toolbox
// Haberdashery: A Panoply of Small Things
// Basic Sewing Techniques: The Inside Information on Construction
// Patterns: Your Template for Making
// Cloth: The Beautiful Raw Material
// Pressing Matters: A User's Guide to Good Flattening
PART II: THE PROJECTS
// The Calico Bag
// The Tailor's Ham and Sleeve Roll
// The Ironing Board Cover
// The Hussif
// The Maker's Apron
// The Bolster Cushion
// The Pillow Cushion
// The Button Cushion
// The Throw
// The Document Bag
// The Flight Bag
// The Duffel Bag
// The Tote Bag
// The Tailored Shawl
// The Fisherman's Top
Overall I give The Merchant & Mills Sewing Book two thumbs up! I would recommend this to any sewer looking for a stylish addition to their library. It will be well loved and read in my home for years to come!
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